Parents / Carers
Pastoral Care, Guidance and Support
Your child’s well being and happiness is of the utmost importance to us at Horbury Primary Academy. We aim to promote the health and happiness of all the children and families within our school community. We are a point of contact for families, offering confidential support and advice during challenging times, such as, family separation, bereavement, divorce, health worries and so on.
We have a wide range of resources and outside agency contacts who we work very closely with. Please do not hesitate to make an appointment to see Mrs Sleight or a member of the Designated Safeguarding Team if you would like a confidential chat.
Below is a link to a Summer newsletter from Wakefield Council with suggested family activities for the Summer holidays. Enjoy 🙂
Here are some useful materials to help with your child’s transition back to school in September.
Helpful hints and tips for transition to school
We have devised a list of contacts and phone numbers of organisations and agencies who are there to help you and your family.
Phone numbers in bold are free of charge to call
The NSPCC website offers advice and support on a wide range of subjects, which you may find useful as a parent. Below are some links to some new advice for parents with children wanting to become more independent and venture out on their own or with friends.
Mental Health Services for Children
CAHMS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service – 01924 327604
Young Minds – 0808 8025544
The Anti-bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.
Obesity Support for Children
Connect 3 Programme (A local organisation) – 01977 665800
Bereavement Support for Children
General Support for Children
Debbie Whittaker (Parent Support Advisor for Horbury) – 01924 282740
School Nursing Service – 01924 327537
Childline – 0800 11 11
NSPCC – 0808 800 5000
Support Line – 01708 765200
Support for Adults and Young People
Samaritans – 08457 90 90 90
Talk to Frank (Drug Support Helpline) – 0800 776 600
Drinkline (National Alcohol Misuse Helpline) – 0300 123 1110
Job Centre Plus – 0800 055 66 88
Safe at Home (Support for Domestic Abuse in Wakefield) – 0800 915 1561
Social Care Direct (Social Services) – 0845 8 503 503
Mortgage Rescue Team – 01924 306665 or 01924 306618
Housing Benefits – 0845 8 504 504
Housing Association – 0845 8 507 507
Online advice for Tik Tok